|Jason Pontin: Can technology solve our big problems? - TED.com|
In 1969, Buzz Aldrin’s historical step onto the moon leapt mankind into an era of technological possibility. The awesome power of technology was to be used to solve all of our big problems. Fast forward to present day, and what's happened? Are mobile apps all we have to show for ourselves? Journalist Jason Pontin looks closely at the challenges we face to using technology effectively ... for problems that really matter.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; NASA; astronomy; space; technology; TED2013; 2013
|George Dyson on Project Orion - TED.com|
Author George Dyson spins the story of Project Orion, a massive, nuclear-powered spacecraft that could have taken us to Saturn in five years. His insider’s perspective and a secret cache of documents bring an Atomic Age dream to life.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; NASA; future; history; physics; rocket science; science; space; storytelling; technology; TED2002; 2002
|Robert Ballard: The astonishing hidden world of the deep ocean - TED.com|
Ocean explorer Robert Ballard takes us on a mindbending trip to hidden worlds underwater, where he and other researchers are finding unexpected life, resources, even new mountains. He makes a case for serious exploration and mapping. Google Ocean, anyone?
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; NASA; adventure; animals; biodiversity; education; exploration; fish; oceans; science; submarine; TED2008; 2008
|Carolyn Porco flies us to Saturn - TED.com|
Planetary scientist Carolyn Porco shows images from the Cassini voyage to Saturn, focusing on its largest moon, Titan, and on frozen Enceladus, which seems to shoot jets of ice.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; NASA; design; exploration; science; space; technology; universe; visualizations; 2007
|Bill Stone: Exploring deep caves (and someday the moon) - TED.com|
Bill Stone, a maverick cave explorer who has plumbed Earth’s deepest abysses, discusses his efforts to mine lunar ice for space fuel and to build an autonomous robot for studying Jupiter’s moon Europa.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; Moon; NASA; adventure; energy; exploration; mining; space; technology; universe; 2007
|Burt Rutan sees the future of space - TED.com|
In this passionate talk, legendary spacecraft designer Burt Rutan lambasts the US government-funded space program for stagnating and asks entrepreneurs to pick up where NASA has left off.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; NASA; aircraft; business; design; engineering; entrepreneur; flight; industrial design; invention; rocket science; science; space; technology; transportation; TED2006; 2006